School finance

  • Funds and freebies: monthly highlights Updated
    Find a selection of the grants available to schools across a range of areas, and details of freebies your school can access. Also learn about cost-of-living support available for your school and community.
  • Governors' role in generating income for schools
    School finances are being deeply affected by the cost-of-living crisis. Learn how to help your school generate income and find some potential solutions for raising much-needed funds.
  • Approving the budget: questions to ask
    Whether you're a member of the finance committee or not, know what questions to ask about different areas of the budget at whichever stage it comes to you for approval.
  • Budget approval process
    Get an idea of what your budget approval process might look like, so you're clear on when you're involved and what you need to do.
  • Coronavirus: additional funding for your school
    Get up to speed on the different streams of funding your school's entitled to, including the coronavirus catch-up premium and recovery premium.
School funding 9 articles
  • Devolved formula capital (DFC) funding
    Devolved formula capital (DFC) is a source of capital funding for maintained schools and academies. Learn about how it's allocated and the rules your school needs to follow when spending it.
  • Funding for pupils with SEN
    Get to grips with how provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) is funded in your school.
  • Funding in maintained schools
    Save time with our 1-page summary of how maintained schools are funded and your role in overseeing finance in your school. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.